Monday, April 22, 2013
The yearly ritual of cleaning a couple of our ponds was scheduled for a cold April day, or as we call it this year -- Spring!
The fish and water are removed, and the attractive but hard-to-clean cobblestone base is visible. A rubber membrane underlines all these stones.
The pond is filled from our well, and the fish are returned along with a few frogs who made it through the winter. Our job now is to control the algae buildup.
The men are discussing the clean-up process. Dave and Shawn have done this work for many years with various seasonal helpers. Bill assumes the usual supervisory role -- crucial to the operation -- or so he says!!